Palmbach Named Oskar Schindler Humanities Professor

Palmbach Named Oskar Schindler Humanities Professor

Tim Palmbach ’82, ’86 M.S., chair of forensic science, has been named the next Oskar Schindler Humanities Endowed Professor. This endowed position rotates every three years and is awarded on a competitive basis to a faculty member who will dedicate research and academic time working with students on projects related to principles underlying good human behavior. 

“This award will allow Professor Palmbach to create interdisciplinary courses and faculty-mentored research projects related to a cause he is passionate about: stopping modern day slavery and human trafficking,” said Provost Dan May. In addition, to continuing research projects related to understanding how state-of-art forensic methodologies can be used to identify victims, prevent or reduce their exploitation and identify their abusers so that they may be brought to justice, he will foster new initiatives that will focus on collaborations with disciplines such as victimology, psychology, political science and business.

Prior to joining UNH in 2004, Palmbach served for 22 years with Connecticut Department of Public Safety, retiring as a major in charge of the Division of Scientific Services. He earned his law degree from University of Connecticut.

The Oskar Schindler Humanities Endowed Professorship was established through a major gift in honor of the inauguration of Steve Kaplan as the sixth president of the University.

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